Compass Points

This site can help children to understand different compass directions.

This KS2 geography resource pack is intended to develop pupils' ability to recognise different directions. It centres on the four main points of the compass and contains teacher-led whiteboard activities for developing navigation and direction-following skills.

Starter activity

Main session



Weather and Seasons


Weather Symbols

Excellent interactive geography and literacy activities linked to weather. Written to match the Welsh National Curriculum but still useful elsewhere.

Within these activities pupils will learn interactively to:

  • identify different kinds of weather
  • describe the weather
  • identify different weather symbols
  • collect, record and present information in simple graph form
  • create a simple weather forecast using labels, symbols and maps
  • identify activities that can be done in different sorts of weather
  • learn what adjectives are and how they can be used to describe the weather

Starter activity part 1

Starter activity part 2

Main session



What is Weather?

'Nice weather we're having!' But what does it mean? Explore the seven main weather elements such as wind direction and force, temperature, sunshine and more. Find out how weather affects people. Useful Flash movies.



Today the weather is...
Today the date is...

A on screen date and weather board.

Play here

French Date - Spanish Date




The Weather Song



An Island Home


Working on the Isle of Coll

A PowerPoint presentation about the Isle of Coll designed as a resource for QCA Island Home unit. Takes a time to load.

Explore the Isle of Coll

A PowerPoint presentation about the Isle of Coll giving general information about the island. Navigation is annoying but the photographs are good. It takes a time to load.

Transport on the Isle of Coll

A PowerPoint presentation relevant to 'An Island Home' QCA geography unit featuring the Isle of Coll in Scotland. Takes a time to load.



Wider World


A Balloon's Journey

Follow the lost balloon across the world. It travels to a cold country, Iceland, in the north and a hot country, Lesotho in the south. Compare the features of the landscape in both countries and try the worksheets drawing hot and cold landscapes.

Pupils follow a balloon as it travels either north to a cold country, or south to a hot country. They track the balloon across a map of the world, and look in detail at the landscape features of the country where it lands (Iceland in the north, Lesotho in the south). Pupils then complete an interactive activity where they sort landscape features for hot and cold countries, and complete worksheets drawing hot and cold landscapes, and a landscape drawing of Wales.

Geography programme of study

  • Use a world map to map a journey.
  • Identify differences and similarities between two different countries.
  • Identify features in a landscape.

Starter activity

Main session




Physical Geography


The Water Cycle

A page where the water cycle is explained simply. It has an excellent animated, notated diagram.

Have you ever wondered where our water comes from and where it goes to?Water is recycled in nature every day, with the oceans and seas acting as giant recycling plants as water evaporates, falls as rain and finally runs back to the seas.

Local Area


Where we live

Learn about the different sorts of homes people live in.

This resource pack introduces pupils to different types of homes. Pupils look at and explore a variety of homes such as a house, a flat, a caravan and a bungalow, and talk about what sort of home they live in. Pupils also look at house numbers and complete sorting and matching games involving numbers 1-9.

Learning objectives:

  • to talk about home and where they live
  • to begin to identify different sorts of houses and homes
  • to begin to recognise numbers and begin to match number to sign

Starter activity

Main session - part 1

Main session - part 2




A site with interactive activities relating to positional language and it has some activities involving map work.

Within these activities pupils will learn interactively to:

  • use a wide range of positional language
  • describe the location of a character
  • describe the location of an object in a variety of environments, including simple maps
  • give oral and written instructions for a route or journey
  • write a description of their route to school

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2

Main session part 3